This picturesque multi-use trail, formerly a railway line, moves through urban, rural and wilderness scenery on its 55 kilometre journey from Victoria to Sooke. You can cycle, stroll, run, or even ride a horse through the rural sections. Whether you're commuting to work, meandering on a weekend afternoon or pacing yourself from Sidney to Sooke, the trail is yours to enjoy and yours to protect.
This picturesque multi–use trail, formerly a railway line, stretches from Swartz Bay to Victoria, past beaches, farmland, and wetlands, down country lanes and beside suburban backyards. While some parts of the Lochside Trail are off-road and others downright pastoral, in some places trail visitors must share paved or gravel public roads with motor vehicles and farm vehicles.
A new cycling and pedestrian trail is being constructed largely within the E&N rail corridor. It is being built in phases over a number of years and will be 17 kilometres in length when complete. This newest addition to the trail system provides an important non-motorized transportation and recreation link between Victoria and the Western communities.
SIMBS is a not-for-profit organization who is run by a enthusiastic team of volunteers that advocates for trail access, builds sustainable riding areas, hosts events that promote mountain culture and engages the local community to provide an opportunity for everyone to ride.
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